National Women's Enterprise Day 2022 – Midlands Region Event (Offaly, Westmeath, Longford & Laois)

National Women's Enterprise Day 2022 – Midlands Region Event

(Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, & Laois)


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Hear inspiring journeys and work out your own route to success over lunch at the Lakehouse Hotel, Glasson.

Date:           Thursday October 13th 2022

Venue:        Glasson Lakehouse Hotel, Glasson, Athlone

Time:           10:30am-2.00pm (Lunch included).

This event, hosted by the Local Enterprise Offices in the Midlands region, offers an exciting opportunity for participants to learn key tips from the experiences and journeys of all the speakers to apply to the running of their own businesses and the serenic location on the shores of Lough Ree will afford attendees the opportunity to step back from the day to day of running their own businesses and network, learn and share in the experience of other business women from the region.

Theme:        Our Future, Our Way

This is event will showcase female entrepreneurs from a spectrum of business sectors and stages of their business journey from each County in the Midlands.

This ‘On the Couch’ style event will be in informal interview/chatshow format with MC, Sarah Jane Foster in conversation with all our entrepreneurs.  The event will hear from Suzanne Jackson who is the brains behind one of Ireland's leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogs She is also the founder and CEO of the bestselling beauty brand, SOSUbySJ.  Our Regional Ambassador Patricia Gibney will talk us through her entrepreneurial journey and how she became a successful fiction author.

MC Sarah Jane Foster - Sarah Jane Foster is an Irish Entrepreneur. She is the proud the owner of Ireland's top-rated video production company SJF Productions, she is also a Midlands Correspondent on the Jen Zamparelli  show with 2fm.

Guest Speakers:

Suzanne Jackson, SoSueMe - The event will hear from Suzanne Jackson (@sosueme_ie) who is is an award-winning blogger and influencer turned businesswoman. Suzanne is the founder of SOSU Cosmetics & Dripping Gold Luxury Tan and co-founder of Mantra Official.

Patricia Gibney, Fiction Author - Patricia Gibney worked for many years as a public servant and hails from Mullingar and through a series of events, some traumatic, some fortunate, and with focus and dedication, has become a successful crime fiction author selling 11 books in the Detective Lottie Parker Series with over two million sales.  The series is also available in audio format, and paperback editions are published by Sphere UK and Hachette Ireland and foreign translations have sold to Italy, Spain, Norway, France, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Taiwan, and audio to Sweden and Finland. 


Running Order - subject to change

10:30 – 11:00            Registration & Informal Networking

11:00 – 11:10            Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:10                         MC - Sarah Jane Foster

11:10 – 11:25            Patricia Gibney - "Creating your own destiny"

11:25 - 11:55             Suzanne Jackson  - "My entrepreneurial journey"

11:55 – 12:35             

12:35 – 12:50            Open Forum - Q&A

12:50 - 13:00             Closing Remarks - LEO Westmeath

13:00                         Networking Lunch will be served.


This event costs €25 and all bookings are made via